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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: March 23, 2013

by on Mar.23, 2013 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB

Today's Ni-gun game against Hiroshima:

1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama started a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima today and gave up a run on five hits over 7.2 innings of work.  He threw ninety-six pitches and got the win.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2013Sponichi 3/23/2013 ... Ryuma Kidokoro started in left and batted first.  He collected two hits and stole two bases.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2013

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Seiichi Uchikawa was pulled from Friday's game on defense in the 6th because of tightness in his back.  He sat out a WBC game on the 6th and took painkillers before the semifinals game against Puerto Rico.

Source: Sponichi 3/23/2013

He did not play in today's game and will likely sit out tomorrow's game as well.

Source: Sponichi 3/23/2013

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Vicente Padilla could make his first regular season start on the 30th against Rakuten at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2013

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According to Nikkan Sports, Hayato Terahara was dropped from the opening day starting rotation because of tightness in his back.

On Friday, he threw forty pitches in the bullpen to a standing catcher.  He also got his back examined at a Fukuoka hospital and was cleared of any major injuries.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2013